Who we are
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) is an independent body established in 2021 by the ATP, ITF, WTA and Grand Slams to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of their professional tennis events worldwide.
Funded by the sport’s seven major stakeholders - the International Tennis Federation, ATP, WTA, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
What we do
The ITIA promotes, encourages and safeguards the integrity of professional tennis worldwide by:
- Preventing corruption and doping from taking place
- Investigation and prosecution of offenders
- Delivering anti-corruption and anti-doping education for players and stakeholders, to recognise and report dishonest activity.
How we do it
Guidance for international tennis professionals
Working in partnership across the sport we deliver values based anti-corruption and anti-doping education to inform, educate and protect everyone covered by the rules.
The ITIA works closely with the sport, to prevent potential corruptors negatively impacting the game and to administer an effective anti-doping and testing programme.
The operational work of the ITIA is governed by the sport's anti-corruption codes - the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) and Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP).
Offenders are subject to lifetime bans and in the case of corruption, fines up to $ 250,000. In helping to prevent corruption and doping the ITIA works with key partners.
We are here for all of the players and the sport, on behalf of the governing bodies of tennis. The standards we set are fundamental to the success of the game.
ITIA Senior Leadership Team
The ITIA team responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the sport
Karen joined the ITIA in February 2023 after 14 years at the Rugby Football League in the UK where she was Chief Regulatory Officer. Karen also served as a non-executive director on the Board of the highly successful Rugby League World Cup hosted in England in 2022.
Senior Director, Anti-Doping
Nicole Sapstead is responsible for leading the sport’s worldwide anti-doping programme, which came under the auspices of the ITIA on 1 January 2022.
Nicole joined the ITIA in September 2021 after 12 years at UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the last six as CEO.
Senior Director, Legal
Ben joined the ITIA in December 2020 from World Rugby where he set up their integrity programme
Senior Director, Business Services
Kirsty worked for multi-national Kimberly-Clark for over 15 years in various finance and procurement roles
Senior Manager, Education and Training
An experienced sports integrity professional and qualified teacher, Matt has worked in both anti-corruption and anti-doping for over 10 years
Head of Communications
Adrian has over 20 years of experience in sport and communications, including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Director of Intelligence
Nick joined the ITIA in March 2022 from Stats Perform. Previously he was Intelligence Co-ordinator at UK Anti-Doping and also worked overseas in the intelligence unit of the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad & Tobago.
Senior Director of Investigations
Jenni joined the ITIA in September 2022, after spending more than 15 years at the English Football Association as Head of Integrity.
Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB)
The TISB is responsible for the governance of the ITIA
The board is made up of representatives from the major tennis bodies and five independent members, including its chair.
Jennie Price, CBE, Chair
Former Chief Executive of Sport England
Avril Martindale (Independent)
Senior Lawyer and Partner at Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer
Sal Perna, AM (Independent)
Racing Integrity Commissioner for the State of Victoria, Australia
Ebru Köksal, CFA (Independent)
Vastly experienced leader in global sports governance
Bob Harayda (Independent)
An executive with over 30 years of senior leadership roles globally
President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Chief Legal & Administrative Officer of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA)
Grand Slam Board representative
International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) 2022 Annual Review
A summary of the ITIA's operations in 2022
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